Gaurav Chopra to play the lead in AGP Worldwide's 'Devdas'

Directed by Saif Hyder Hasan, the 150-minute play will also features Manjri Fadnis, Sunil Palwal and Smita Jayakar

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Bengali author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Devdas has been adapted many times, in different formats. Now, AGP World production house is adapting the same to a play where actors Gaurav Chopra and Manjari Fadnis will play the lead roles. This version of Devdas will be directed by Saif Hyder Hasan.

Talking about the same, Hasan said, "Devdas' is the mother of all love stories. It is the apex of unfulfilled yet eternal love. The story has sustained itself for over 100 years and been adapted for cinema across languages for the sheer poetry and drama inherent in the story. Now on stage for the first time in all its splendour, it will move the audience by its spectacle and creativity."

Sharing his excitement, TV actor Gaurav, said, "Tere is nothing that is more intense, more poignant, more tragic, more romantic and more passionate than 'Devdas' and that is the way that you have to do this. To be so immersed and so involved in something like this, I have had to put away many other shows and projects in the process. For an actor sometimes, it gets tough, but this is just a calling for me in terms of how much I have wanted to do this. Devdas was a story that always attracted me. When AGP World and Ashvin Gidwani (the producer) offered me the role, it was something that I happily said yes to. I am extremely glad that this is being put together by Saif Hyder Hasan. He is a magician, and I am so glad that he is doing this because I don't know anybody else who would have done justice to this... The way that he has."

This time, the story will be showcased as a 150-minute play which also features Sunil Palwal and Smita Jayakar.

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